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‘Journal of a trip to the Island of Gottland, Sweden, Denmark, &c., &c., with Some Correspondence, and Remarks upon the Capabilities of that Island as a Field for Emigration, by John Shedden Dobie'.

Identifier: MS.1804

Scope and Contents

The author was one of a party who made a tour of inspection of Gottland in connection with a scheme, promoted by Robert Chambers, the publisher, to settle British farmers there. Their report was entirely adverse. The volume includes a printed prospectus of the scheme, relevant newspaper articles, and correspondence with Chambers, 1850, and is illustrated with several water-colour sketches.


  • Creation: 1850.

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103 Leaves ; Quarto.

Language of Materials



iii + 100 folios.

Custodial History

The journal was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1936.

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